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to the fore what is conservatism, right? i mean there's a lot of argument about the government needs to stay out of my back yard and the party in terms of its national policies has embraced specifically those policies that are intrusive. whether that's a transvaginal ultrasound or deciding who gets to get married or who doesn't. sam you've written about the trajectory of the republican party are, we witnessing a moment where you may in fact as matt lewis says, conservatives have already lost the culture war. sure, some politicians with stapd on principle, but eventually politicians represent public opinion, then he maligns social conservative groups saying the so-called pro family groups are most lay joke. could this be beginning of the end for social conservatives sitting inside the republican party tent? >> it could be and what's so tough for them to deal with. i think everybody here knows, for 20 years, when republicans dominated politics, from 1968 to 1988, they don't realize that's when it ended. it was social issues that got them there. i've had two names for you. barry goldwater, who
, to you know recognize that palestinians deserve a state, that they have just as much right to self-governance as the israelis do. and that you know, i've been using this construct, there's security to peace, which is one way to look at it but there's also peace to security. i think that was the argument he was trying to make yesterday. >> the justice peace of it was also really pronounced heather and we've talked about the president's second inaugural. and the fact that he's laid out a vision for this country that some people have said it's decidedly progressive. but at its core is about peace and justice. >> he linked the struggle in the middle east to peace and the civil rights movement and the long march for justice. that humanizes everyone. he talked about the joshua generation, an underrecognized theme in his 2008 campaign and the idea there is it was actually the next generation, the joshua generation that pulled the people out of, out of the wilderness and into the promised land. and a lot of people have talked about how our generation, the sort of post civil rights generation is going
. the real fact about the budget is that the deficit has to be sustainable. but basically the government is a lot more like a company than it is like a household. and a company has debt as part of its permanent capital structure and it can have that debt forever. if the company keeps grog, it can take on more debt. similarly if we run a budget deficit, so long as it is small enough relative to the amount of economy is growing over the long-term that can be sustainable. we have to shrink the budget deficit over time, but not all the way to zero. the democrats are closer to correct on this point where the republicans have been attacking them because their budget doesn't balance over ten years. the budget shouldn't balance over ten years. >> i think you hit a key point. it's all about growth. you can grow your way out of deficits. we saw it during the clinton administration. it's also about looking at how far we've come. if you actually look at what we've already done in terms of getting deficit under control, if you look at the budget control act, if you look at the tax increases from the
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's an inflection point, if you will, when it's the government using weapons on its own people, right? i'm not trying to say one is better than the other, but i think the is line is that much starker. jeremy, i want to go back to you in terms of u.s./israeli relations, and ehud barack has an op-ed in the "wall street journal" today, and he says basically that the middle east would be in turmoil whether there was peace. he writing the root cause of the problems is not the off-cited failure to solve the conflict, the muslim brotherhood would still have come to power in egypt. syria would still by mired in a bloody civil war, and, so does that basically give these two leaders a pass to punt on peace negotiations? >> you know, i don't think so. i don't think ehud barack would give you a pass to punt. what he's saying is don't blame all of the troubles in the region on the lack of peace between the palestinians and -- but he -- achieve a two-state resolution is of fundamental interest of both the united states and its national security, but also of the state of israel. if israel doesn't get a
, america set out to topple saddam hussein's regime. it took less than three weeks to destroy his government, but the war that everyone thought would be short dragged on for nine bloody years. the war in iraq may have officially ended, but the costs and blood and treasure continue to haunt us. the iraq war cost more than $3 trillion. it killed nearly 4500 americans and wounded 32,000 others. it killed an estimated 114,000 iraqis. and while the death toll is a stark reminder of the cost of war, the lesson to be drawn from the last ten years remains unclear even today. joining us from new york is msnbc's rachel maddow. her book, "drift" is out now in paperback. rachel, thank you so much for joining us on such an important topic. >> sure, thanks for having me. >> you've done some great writing about war and what war means to america. i guess in thinking about all that and the writing that you've done and of course the documentary, do you think there is a lesson to be taken away from the iraq war? and if so, what is it? >> you know when we did "hubris" one of the things i thought was important t
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